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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Apr 10, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $580.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Wide and still good on a crop body, constant aperture, (relatively) compact, really great build quality, 77mm filter thread matches my other lenses
Slow, longest length is still pretty short on a crop

I owned this lens for about 5 months and sold it so I could buy a fast 50mm prime. f/4 is useless once you step inside, so an external flash becomes just about essential.

This range is really great on a crop. It works out to a 27-64mm f4 zoom, which covers pretty wide landscape shots to portraits.

The price point is really good and I recommend it as a walkaround lens, but your shutter is going to start to drag once you step inside. Get a 50 1.8 to supplement it, and you have a really good general purpose range.